1. Gene Simmons: The Billboard Kiss Cover

    October 07, 2009 4:40 PM EDT It would be hard to come up with a more prominent rock'n'roll bassist than Gene Simmons of Kiss . The Kiss co-founder, reality TV star and entrepreneur has his fingerprints on virtually all segments of the music industry. Born Chaim Witz in 1949 in Haifa, Israel, and the only child…

  2. Les Paul: Original Guitar Hero

    August 13, 2009 8:47 PM EDT Legendary guitar and recording innovator Les Paul, 94, died Aug. 13 from complications of severe pneumonia at White Plains (N.Y.) Hospital. A key pioneer in electric guitar sounds, responsible for developing and lending his name to what many consider rock'n'roll's definitive…

  3. May 9, 2009

    May 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Britney Spears confirms that she and her husband, rapper and dancer Kevin Federline, are expecting their second child together. 2005 – In what is billed as the first “descriptive music video,” the clip for Stevie Wonder’s “So What the Fuss” becomes available with an audio track from…

  4. Silversun Pickups Thinking Big On Second Album

    February 03, 2009 11:12 AM EST "Some guitar magazine said about us, 'They're pretty cool, but they're too dreamy for me.' We were pretty proud of how we smeared things. Even vocally, you might think I'm a girl sometimes. On this record, we went for that times five." That's how…

  5. This Day in Music

    November 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST - French female artist Camille receives the Prix Constantin during a show held at the Olympia venue in Paris. The 26-year-old singer-songwriter wins for her second album "Le Fil" (Virgin). The p 2005 - French female artist Camille receives the Prix Constantin during a show held…

  6. This Day in Music

    November 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Justin Timberlake is the big winner at the 10th annual MTV Europe Music Awards, picking up prizes for best album, male artist and pop act. Timberlake, who performs during the show, wins for his 2003 - Justin Timberlake is the big winner at the 10th annual MTV Europe Music Awards,…

  7. This Day in Music

    May 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - In what is billed as the first "descriptive music video," the clip for Stevie Wonder's "So What the Fuss" becomes available with an audio track from rapper Busta Rhymes in an effort to convey i 2005 - In what is billed as the first "descriptive music video…

  8. This Day in Music

    April 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Wonder Stuff drummer Martin Gilks dies in London after injuries sustained a day earlier in a motorcycle accident. He is 41. 2006 - Wonder Stuff drummer Martin Gilks dies in London after injuries sustained a day earlier in a motorcycle accident. He is 41. 2006 - Jeremy Camp takes top…

  9. Donna Summer Inks With Burgundy

    February 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Donna Summer will break a 17-year drought of studio albums with all new material thanks to a new deal with Sony BMG's Burgundy Records. Dubbed "Crayons," the project will arrive May 20. Donna Summer will break a 17-year drought of studio albums with all new material thanks to a…

  10. This Day in Music

    November 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST - French female artist Camille receives the Prix Constantin during a show held at the Olympia venue in Paris. The 26-year-old singer-songwriter wins for her second album "Le Fil" (Virgin). The p 2005 - French female artist Camille receives the Prix Constantin during a show held…

  11. This Day in Music

    November 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Justin Timberlake is the big winner at the 10th annual MTV Europe Music Awards, picking up prizes for best album, male artist and pop act. Timberlake, who performs during the show, wins for his 2003 - Justin Timberlake is the big winner at the 10th annual MTV Europe Music Awards,…

  12. Beatles' 'Help!' Expanded For New DVD

    September 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Beatles' second film, 1965's "Help!," will be released in a double-DVD edition Oct. 30 via Apple Corps Ltd and EMI Music. The movie was released on DVD in 1997 and again in 2000, but has been off The Beatles' second film, 1965's "Help!," will be…

  13. Lovett Living 'Large' On First CD In Four Years

    August 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Lyle Lovett has been as busy as ever in the past year in preparation for his new album, "It's Not Big It's Large." Recorded live in the studio with his longtime collaborator the Large Band, the follow Lyle Lovett has been as busy as ever in the past year in preparation for…

  14. Chart Beat

    July 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, Big & Rich and more and more! THE LONG RUN: There aren't a lot of songwriters who can claim a 54-year span of No. 1 hits on the Billboard charts. In fact, I can only think of one team that has accomplished this,…

  15. This Day in Music

    May 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - In what is billed as the first "descriptive music video," the clip for Stevie Wonder's "So What the Fuss" becomes available with an audio track from rapper Busta Rhymes in an effort to convey i 2005 - In what is billed as the first "descriptive music video…

  16. This Day in Music

    April 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Wonder Stuff drummer Martin Gilks dies in London after injuries sustained a day earlier in a motorcycle accident. He is 41. 2006 - Wonder Stuff drummer Martin Gilks dies in London after injuries sustained a day earlier in a motorcycle accident. He is 41. 2006 - Jeremy Camp takes top…

  17. Skaggs Revisiting Classic Bill Monroe On New CD

    March 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ricky Skaggs says "it's a busy time," and the bluegrass icon isn't just pickin' in the wind. Ricky Skaggs says "it's a busy time," and the bluegrass icon isn't just pickin' in the wind. The "Bruce Hornsby & Ricky Skaggs"…

  18. Ahmet Ertegun: Reflections From A Music Icon (page 4)

    February 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST The late Ahmet Ertegun was the link, the most prominent executive of the modern-day music business who also was active at the birth of R&B, rock'n'roll and all the pop fashions since. What follows Continued from page 3 ... You hired Phil Spector as your assistant around this…

  19. This Day in Music

    November 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>The Secure Digital Music Initiative announces that two of its proposed technologies did not survive being attacked as part of the "Hack SDMI" challenge. The competition invited all comer 2005 - French female artist Camille receives the Prix Constantin…

  20. This Day in Music

    November 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Alejandro Sanz picks up two of the 14 music awards at the 47th Premios Ondas, presented in Barcelona. Sanz wins the album category for "El Alma Al Aire," and the honor for best Spanish a 2003 - Justin Timberlake is the big winner at the 10th annual MTV…

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